Margaret K.

People/Human Resources


Seasoned HR professional with family owned, public and private companies, and most recently technology start-up.My colleagues highlight my ability to work with staff from the shop floor to the C-suite

Key Skills & Competencies

Human Resource Structure, Policies, and Programs | Employee Engagement and Workforce Development | Compensation and Benefits Design / Administration | Employee Relations | Payroll | Strategic Thinking &

Professional Experience

HANDLED Fenton, Missouri/Fully Remote Team ▪ 2 years
A privately held, progressive technology organization.

People Lead
Oversaw employee relations, payroll, benefits, onboarding, policy development, and senior leadership training for up to 300 employees across 13 states; effectively managed 100% remote teams during most recent tenure. Developed and cultivated an inclusive, collaborative, innovative culture.
Lead the implementation of new HRIS system.
People Lead across all departments: Technology, Engineering, DSML, Operations, Brand, Crew Labor and People Teams.
Stood up People Team for Crew & Co. subsidiary focused on home relocation services. Hired workforce, conducting new employee onboarding, payroll, workers’ compensation and employee relations issues.

SENIOR HUMAN RESOURCES CONSULTANT Greater Harrisburg Area and Philadelphia, PA ▪ 3 years
A boutique company providing expertise in Human Resources for small to medium size companies in a variety of industries.

Consultant and Owner
Worked with leadership teams and managers on policies, culture, compensation, performance management and talent acquisition.
Researched and provided recommendations on regulations, handbooks and training.
Provided individual career coaching.

Operating as PA Media Group, Advanced Central Services, and The Patriot-News.

Human Resources Director (7 years)
Responsible for the overall administration of the Human Resources department and function including performance management, employment decisions, benefits, compensation, organizational development, employee relations, recruiting and retention and compliance with all applicable employment laws. Supported two separate companies: PA Media Group and Advance Central Services PA.
Member of the Senior Leadership Team responsible for the restructure of The Patriot-News including staff, benefits, compensation, organizational structure, and culture.
Effectively contributed to the overall strategy and goals of the organization.
Implemented, coordinated and oversaw a new performance management process, including communication, training, and compensation plan.
Rolled out new benefit plans for both companies.
Oversaw the administration of the company benefit plans, policies, practices and procedures. Evaluated and recommended enhancement or changes as needed.

Human Resources Manager (4 years)
Oversaw new employee orientation, administration of benefits, workman’s compensation, employee relations, training and communications.

A global leader in retail banking, credit cards and wealth management.

HR Generalist, Cards Division
Supported a 1,000-employee customer service department in the areas of employee relations, performance management, policy interpretation, culture change, and workman’s compensation/unemployment issues.
Appointed HR lead for Management Leadership Conference.

Community Experience


Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations | Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Other Experience/Awards/Publications